A Promise Made

APromiseMadeLargeCoverWelcome, Norma Downing, please tell us about A Promise Made.

After her parents are killed in a wagon accident, Emily Wallace feels as if she is all alone on the farm in Kansas.  She discovers Drew Harris, her father’s right hand man who has been like an older brother to her for ten years, has made a promise to her dying father to find her a Godly husband. It becomes apparent they have feelings for each other. Even though she feels she is ready for this, Emily needs to mature and seek God’s will before she can have a relationship. Drew must overcome issues from his past before he can feel he is the man Emily’s father had in mind. Will they both come to realize they need to look to God for guidance and direction if they wish to have a future together?

What inspired you to write this particular story?

I have always been interested in historical romance. It is one of my favorite genres. There isn’t really a reason that I wrote this particular story, but I did want my reader’s to see how the characters grew in their relationship to God and to each other.

When did you start writing? And when was your first book published?

I began writing over twenty years ago. Just within the last five years or so did I really start to get serious about it. I started learning more about writing and attending ACFW conferences. A Promise Made is my first book to be published and it released in December 2013.

What do you do for fun?

I like to spend time with my family for fun. I have four daughters, three are adults and the youngest is in high school. We have great times sitting around the dinner table and talking. The discussion topics can vary greatly and there is usually lots of laughter. I also received a miniature horse for my birthday last year and I like to spend time working with her. She is going to start learning to pull a cart in the next few months.https://kimberlysmusings.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1896&action=edit

What a great gift. I love horses. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Norma and for doing a giveaway! If you would like to be entered into the drawing please leave a comment for Norma.

Rules: You must have a USA mailing address to be entered. There must be at least ten qualifying comments for the drawing to take place. The drawing ends 2/9/2014. The winner will be contacted by email on 2/10/14 and have until 2/16/2014 to respond or forfeit–no new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited by law.

DSCN6225Norma has been writing for years and just recently been learning more about the craft of fictional writing.  She has been married to her wonderfully encouraging and supportive husband, Tom, for almost 28 years.  She is a mother of four homeschooled daughters, three have graduated and the youngest daughter is in high school.  She hopes to honor and glorify God through her writing, while also entertaining her readers.  She lives with her family in Virginia.


11 thoughts on “A Promise Made

  1. JaniceG

    Sounds like a really good story, character driven, which is what I like most. Also, it appears to show spiritual growth and that intrigues me as far as the situations and processes characters go through to arrive at a more mature faith. Thank you for sharing. It would be great to win!

    Blessings, Janice

  2. Maxie Lloyd-Hamilton Anderson

    Ho Kimberly. Thanks for doing these reviews for us and for hosting Norma. Norma it’s neat about your miniature horse. I finally got to pet some a couple of years ago. My niece raises them. She has many World Champions. They are so cute. She’s been doing this for a long time. Has several Champion stallions that other people have their mares bred by for a LOT of money. Congratulations on your Debut Novel. I would be delighted to win it. GOD Bless!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  3. Martha J. Sturm

    It takes a strong man to let the woman become mature, and to deal with his own problems before entering into marriage.

  4. Connie Ashfield

    Hi Norma, This is such an EXCITING time for you; getting to see all of your hard work and dreams of writing come true! You have been a dedicated mother, wife, and servant to the Lord, and now, you also become known as an published author! Congratulations again!

  5. Amanda Stephan

    Okay, I was hooked because of the ending of the blurb. Love books that teach readers something. I’m always on the lookout for a good book with a good lesson and maturity and leaning on God before/after marriage is exactly what I love most! Thank you for the opportunity and it was nice getting to know you better!


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